'Watchmen' Creator Damon Lindelof Bows Out of Season 2 -- and HBO Doesn't Want to Make It Without Him
By Jennifer Drysdale
It looks like Watchmen's season one finale cliffhanger will stay that way.
Creator Damon Lindelof told USA Today that he has no interest in making a second season of the HBO series -- and the network doesn't want to make it without him.
As the outlet reports, Lindelof says he's "given my blessing" to HBO if they want to pursue a follow-up to his Watchen adaptation, which aired its season finale on Dec. 15. In an interview on Wednesday, HBO Programming President Casey Bloys said "it would be hard to imagine doing it without Damon involved in some way."
"It's really in Damon’s thinking about what he wants to do. If there's an idea that excited him about another season, another installment, maybe like a Fargo, True Detective take on it, or if he wants to do something different altogether. We’re very proud of Watchmen, but what I’m most interested in is what Damon wants to do," Bloys explained.
"My feeling is that just like [how] Watchmen was someone else's story or Star Trek was someone else story, then you kind of pass the baton and things go on," he said, referring to his take on the Watchmen graphic novels, and position as producer for the big-screen remake of Star Trek (2009) and writer of Star Trek Into Darkness (2013).
"I, personally, am not going to be involved with other versions of Lost because we told the most complete version," he clarified. "I feel like I spent four years of my life begging them to end it and when they finally said yes, the ending that we did probably should stand as our ending."
Lindelof continued: "That said, I know that it is inevitable that someone else is going to come along and say, 'I have a new idea for Lost,' and I'm kind of excited about it and very curious about it. I think that would be sort of immensely flattering and super exciting to see what someone else would do with it."